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Designing a Successful Acupuncture Treatment Program for Gulf War Illness

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MCPHS University Boston United States

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This project continues our work in the investigation of acupuncture as a treatment for the symptoms of Gulf War Illness. The goals of this current application are1 Gather follow up data from our veteran participants from our completed parent study The Effectiveness of Acupuncture in the Treatment Of Gulf War Illness W81XWH-09-2-0064 on current symptom levels and use of services to explore the long-term effects of an acupuncture treatment program, 2 Develop suggestions for how an acupuncture program may be implemented using the viewpoints of multiple stakeholders, 3 Develop a treatment manual for acupuncture practitioners explaining the most effective methods of treating the symptoms of GWI. As planned in the Statement of Work, we have completed the tasks 1. Create program evaluation follow up veteran survey documents, 2. Train research assistant, and review goals with consultants, 3. Complete IRB Review, 4. Begin program evaluation with study subjects in process, 5. Plan Program evaluation with multiple stakeholders in process, 6. Start Delphi process.

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016



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